1977 Grahams Vintage Porto - Printable Version

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- andrawes76 - 07-09-2009 06:59 PM

I was having a super day today and decided to celebrate with some friends. I have bottle of 1977 Vintage Grahams Porto in a magnum and wanted to bust it open with some cigars. Checking out the bottle, looks as if its a leaker. Its not a wide-spread problem, just a singular incident and the bottle is still high shoulder, so it appears to be minor. Curious to know if the leaker, which obviously means oxygen in the bottle would have turned port, or if port being fortified would have more resistance to turning? Any advice would be appreciated. If I can't drink it, perhaps I'll make a reduction port sauce (you can hear me wimpering) on some lamb chops.

- winoweenie - 07-09-2009 07:26 PM

Have NEVER opened a bottle of vintage Port that had any age on it without the cork looking like Buckos eyes after a 2 day binge. Seems to come with the territory. Rhe Grahams should be solid as a rock. Opened a 750 a year ago and was MMMMM-MMMMM-GOOD> WW

- Thomas - 07-09-2009 07:39 PM

Port will ultimately oxidize, but it does take longer than regular wine. I think it will be fine--of course, only one way to know...

- andrawes76 - 07-10-2009 12:24 PM

Gracias! Proceeded to open it up and it glowed. Intense bouquet, with notes of dried prune, still beatifully tannic which chewed into my cigar tip with glory. An outstanding finish. One bottle left Wish u guys was here to share.

- Duane Meissner - 07-11-2009 05:31 AM

Is that an invitation? I'll be in Austin on the 20th <wink>

- Thomas - 07-11-2009 09:01 AM

Perfect, Duane. I know that Alex is waiting for you to arrive, with a cigar and a bottle in hand.

- TheEngineer - 07-11-2009 11:33 PM

Sounds Delish! If I only had clients in Austin.....

- andrawes76 - 07-13-2009 11:57 PM

I have an extra room, a splendid array of wines to taste here in Austin. If any of you guys/gals want to come to A-town, please call me. I would be delighted to entertain you. Cigar and glass of port on call.

- Duane Meissner - 07-14-2009 07:12 AM

Sounds great! I'll be in town for a week starting on the 20th, and will call then. Hopefully we can work something out.